How to charge your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Comoros

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPhone 3GS with a Comorian power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a Type E power plug.

Comorian power outlet

Different voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPhone 3GS in Comoros. The following step by step instructions shows you what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 3GS when travelling to Comoros by using their E or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Comoros from another region please ensure that the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 3GS originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Comoros

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Comoros?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 3GS in Comoros by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Comoros?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 3GS or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Comoros is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets in Comoros (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 3GS can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Comoros we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Comoros

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3GS, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Comoros and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Comoros.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Comoros.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 3GS in Comoros?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Comorian power outlet

Using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 3GS from a Comorian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 3GS from the Comorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Comorian power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 3GS from a Comorian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Comorian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type E power adapter to charge the iPhone 3GS with a Comorian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS from the Comorian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Comorian power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Comorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Comorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comoros - Comorian Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters